Bed bugs have been walking this earth longer than human beings. Before terrorizing modern day people, they were terrorizing our ancestors. Bed bugs have continued to exist for millennia and will continue to be a problem for years to come. If you are staying in a hotel room, there could be a chance that you might have bed bugs staying in your bed with you.
Our ancestors were not concerned with bed bugs infesting luxury hotels and resorts. However, modern people very concerned, and rightfully so. Bed bugs won’t just ruin your vacation; they can follow you home and continue to terrorize you and your family for months. Bed bugs are expert travelers and will latch themselves to clothes or luggage and catch a ride into your home where they could remain for a long time.
How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs in my Hotel Room?
It is common knowledge that hotel rooms are not always the cleanest places to visit. Dirty remote controls, light switches and telephones are not the only places to be concerned about picking up an unwanted bug. Bed bugs can be introduced into and infest any hotel room. Bed bugs do not only infest inexpensive roadside motels. We have represented hundreds of people attacked by bed bugs in 4 and 5 star resorts and hotels. Some of our clients stayed in rooms costing over $500.00 per night and were still bitten by bed bugs and had their trips ruined.
Most people are not properly educated on bed bugs and how they can affect you. Even fewer people are aware of the significant danger that bed bugs pose. Thankfully, we have been working in the area of Bed Bug Law for years and can give some good advice on what to do when traveling to avoid bed bug injuries.
Before setting down your belongings:
· Search along the mattress seams, as well as under the mattress. The bed frame joints, cracks and crevices are perfect places for bed bugs to hide and wait for a meal.
· Look for black stains on the mattress or sheets.
· Look for blood stains on the mattress or sheets
· Search furniture near the bed for live bugs or shed bed bug skins
If you think your room has bed bugs, report everything to hotel management and request a change of rooms or a refund. Do not accept a room which shares a wall, ceiling or floor with the infested room. Bed bugs spread by crawling through small crevices in the walls in search for new victims.
Contact an Attorney
If you have encountered bed bugs while travelling on vacation or on business travel, visit www.bedbuglaw.com/do-i-have-a-case to upload photos, videos and a summary of what happened to you. Once received, we can begin the process of evaluating and assisting you in filing a claim. Thank you for visiting Bed Bug Law and we look forward to speaking with you soon.